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That You May Have Life

‬‬"These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name" (20:31).

What was John thinking when he sat down to write what he knew to be the greatest story that would ever be told in all of human history? What would John - a fisherman, a radically transformed Son of Thunder, the disciple Jesus loved have to say?

John begins his Gospel by setting Jesus against the widest possible horizon. John identifies Jesus as God. He begins at the beginning with the Hero of God's story: the One he knows personally; the One who captured his heart, and radically changed his life for the good. This is the story of how God brings us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life. In Jesus, the beginning is fulfilled and the new is poured out for all.

John takes out the guesswork. He’s introducing us to Jesus, explaining why He is God, and preparing us to see and believe all that Jesus is and says and does. This is why John writes the Gospel‬: ‬‬"These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah,
the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name" (20:31).

April 22, 2018

54. So I Am Sending You

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 20:19–20:23

March 25, 2018

53. Palm Sunday

Speaker: Robert Balfour Series: That You May Have Life Verse: Matthew 21:1–21:11

March 18, 2018

52. Suffering

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 19:1–19:5

March 11, 2018

51. The Great Exchange

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 18:28–18:40

March 4, 2018

50. Denial & Restoration

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 18:15–18:27

February 25, 2018

49. Control, Power, and Our Identity in Christ

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 18:1–18:11

February 11, 2018

47. The Father Loves You Dearly - Vision Sunday

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 16:27–16:27

January 28, 2018

46. Asking in Jesus' Name

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 16:23–16:24

January 21, 2018

45. Represent

Speaker: David Larlee Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 16:12–16:15

January 14, 2018

44. Helper

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 15:26–15:27

November 12, 2017

40. Remain in the True Vine

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 15:1–15:8

October 29, 2017

39. Love Has Legs

Speaker: Robert Balfour Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 14:15–14:31

October 22, 2017

38. Knowing and Showing

Speaker: Sandy Green Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 14:1–14:14

October 8, 2017

37. Love For One Another

Speaker: Edmund Knott Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 13:31–13:38

September 24, 2017

36. Judas

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 13:18–13:30

September 17, 2017

35. Humility and Servant Leadership

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 13:1–13:17

August 13, 2017

33. The Misunderstood Messiah

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 12:20–12:36

July 30, 2017

32. The Triumphal Entry

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 12:12–12:19

July 23, 2017

31. Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Speaker: Drew Witt Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 11:1–11:12

July 16, 2017

30. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 11:1–11:44

July 9, 2017

29. Good Shepherd

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 10:22–10:42

June 25, 2017

28. Shepherd & Sheep

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 10:1–10:21

June 18, 2017

27. Healing of the Blind Man

Speaker: Edmund Knott Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 9:1–9:7

June 11, 2017

26. Before Abraham, I AM

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 8:31–8:59

May 28, 2017

25. Go to Hell, You Bastard Nobody

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 8:13–8:29

May 21, 2017

24. The Light of the World

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 8:1–8:12

May 14, 2017

23. Our Attitude Toward Sin

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 8:1–8:11

April 30, 2017

22. On the Last and Greatest Day of the Feast

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 7:1–7:39

April 2, 2017

Fed to Feed - Mission 368

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: Psalm 36:8–36:8

March 26, 2017

21. Where Else Can We Go?

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 6:60–6:71

March 19, 2017

20. Flesh & Blood

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 6:52–6:59

March 12, 2017

19. More Than A Fish Sandwich

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 6:22–6:40

February 26, 2017

18. When Jesus Is In Your Boat

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 6:16–6:24

February 19, 2017

17. Look Up, Look Out

Speaker: Bryan Patrick Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 6:1–6:15

February 12, 2017

16. The Word of Life

Speaker: Drew Witt Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 5:31–5:47

January 22, 2017

15. Eternal Life

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 5:16–5:30

December 18, 2016

14. Healing the Official's Son

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 4:43–4:54

December 11, 2016

13. House of Mercy

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 5:1–5:15

December 4, 2016

12. When Love Comes To Town

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 4:4–4:42

November 27, 2016

11. God SO Loved

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 3:16–3:21

November 20, 2016

10. Entering the Kingdom

Speaker: Bryan Patrick Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 3:1–3:15

November 13, 2016

9. Protect This House

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 2:13–2:22

November 6, 2016

8. The Joy of the Gospel

Speaker: Drew Witt Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 2:1–2:11

October 30, 2016

7. Come and See

Speaker: Brit Carpenter Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:35–1:51

October 23, 2016

6. Relationships Full of Grace & Truth

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:14–1:14

October 16, 2016

5. Jesus Tabernacles with Us

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:14–1:14

October 9, 2016

4. Jesus Gives Us Spiritual Birth

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:12–1:13

October 2, 2016

3. Jesus is the Life-Light

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:4–1:9

September 25, 2016

2. Jesus Is Creator

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:3–1:4

September 18, 2016

1. Jesus Is God

Speaker: Matt Kessler Series: That You May Have Life Verse: John 1:1–1:2